Family life School & Family Baby friendly beach gear A trip to the beach can be just as much fun for you as it is for your little one - if you're equipped with the right gear 1 of Ad break Colourful Picnic BlanketThis extra large picnic blanket is padded and has a waterproof base to protect against damp sand. And it rolls up neatly into its own carry bag. £45, gltc Poncho TowelA Poncho Towel will keep bathing beauties warm and cosy after a dip. These soft ponchos are made from 100% cotton towelling. £11.99, konfidence Playsuit and hatThis hat and matching playsuit with UPF50+ will protect your baby even when they're wet. The soft polycotton is breathable in the heat and is suitable from six-months. £27.95, Sun-togs.co.uk Pop-up TentA pop-up UV-resistant tent will offer protection from strong sunlight, wind or rain - and it's easy and quick to put up and fold away. £35, beaba Continue slideshow > Sun Block SwimwearProtect young skin from harmful sunlight with Safe in Sun swimwear made using fabric with an SPF50+, which blocks 98% of the sun's rays. £22.50, splashabout Pink SwimpantsTrendy Dutch clothig brand Koeka have a new beachwear collection designed with a 'Summer in France'theme and featuring these cute swimpants. £24, angelliving Spotty BagNappies, wipes, towels, suncream, bucket and spade, phone, sunglasses and purse - this woven spotty bag will carry everything. £14.99-£20 kidsdotravel Towelling Cosy£25, welovefrugi Continue slideshow > Baby Changing MatNot only is the neoprene Roll & Go mat perfect for changing your baby, it's ideal for other things too - sitting, eating and getting dried. Plus, it's cushioned and non-slip, so great for the poolside. £7.99, konfidence Rainbow Striped Tankini£2.50, F+F at tesco, clothingattesco PackIt Cooler BagThe PackIt is a freezable and reuseable cooler bag that will keep your baby's lunch colder for longer. £14.99, trendykid SPF50+ Poncho TowelThe first of their kind in the UK, these poncho towels use patented Rayosan™ technology which deflect harmful UVA and UVB rays off the towel, instead of passing through the fabric and harming your little one’s delicate skin. £27.99, cuddledry Continue slideshow > J.I.P Duck ArmbandsYour toddler will love learning to swim with these cute yellow ducked themed arm bands. Suitable from three years, £5.99, Surfdome.com Beach and swim shoesThese cute shoes protect little feet from pebbles and hot sand, they're quick drying too, Jo Jo Maman Bebe Sun protection float suitsThese are not only adjustable floatation aids-but they also give sun protection (SPF50+) too, with extra cover around the neck, back and chest. £26.50, Swimbabes.co.uk Sunsafe suitThis nautical style sunsafe suit has five-star protection from UV rays and ultra violet protection with SPF40, £13, Boots Continue slideshow > Three piece bikiniYour toddler will look so cute in this three piece bikini which includes a sun hat, £10, Woolworths By Babyexpert.com Last updated on 25 July 2011 Comments Latest on MadeForMums Single dad calls Superdrug's mother and baby section sexist - and mums TOTALLY call him out on it Should we ever call little girls like Princess Charlotte 'bossy'? Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and children - family facts Just pregnant? Share the next 9 months with us – for freebies, prizes and £300 voucher!